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lifeguard Syllabification: life·guard
Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌɡärd/

Definition of lifeguard in English:


An expert swimmer employed to rescue people who get into difficulty in a swimming pool or at the beach.
Example sentences
  • ‘It is mandatory that each hotel and tourist spot employs lifeguards at their swimming pools,’ he added.
  • Swimming pools must have lifeguards and sanitary requirements must be taken care of.
  • He would also like to try to work as a lifeguard at a swimming pool, because he has never had this chance before and finds it an interesting challenge.


Example sentences
  • A generation ago on the Massachusetts coast, lifeguarding was the be-all, end-all summer job.
  • To him, lifeguarding is the best job anyone could ever have even at $8.25 an hour.
  • Lifesavers, The Royal Life Saving Society UK, is a national charity and the governing body for lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK.
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